Dynamic Systems & Control Division
Dynamic Systems & Control Division (DSCD) evaluate, discuss, analyze and publish new technical results; stimulate research and education innovations; enhance research and education in dynamic systems and control; setting directions for the field.
The Dynamic Systems and Control Division provides a national and international forum to evaluate, discuss, analyze, and publish new technical results in the field; stimulate and encourage research and education innovations; enhance manpower in research and engineering education in dynamic systems and control; and lead in setting directions for the field in the future. It encompasses all aspects of the modeling, design, and control of physical systems involving forces, motions, the dynamics and control of mechanical, chemical, biological, and human-related systems, plus transportation, energy, robotics, manufacturing, processing, environmental, computational, and man-machine systems.
Dynamic Systems and Control is a fast growing and pervasive engineering field. There is rarely an engineering endeavor that does not involve the careful control, analysis, and/or synthesis of physical, dynamic systems. Be it fluids, thermodynamics, heat transfer, machine design, or materials engineering, systems and control contributions are essential.
The Dynamic Systems and Control Division (DSCD) is one of 36 technical divisions in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The mission of the Division is to provide a national and international forum to: evaluate, discuss, analyze, and publish new technical results in the field; stimulate and encourage research and education innovations; enhance manpower in research and engineering education in dynamic systems and control; and lead in setting directions for the field in the future.
The Division has actively developed and broadened its scope since its organization in 1943 from instruments and regulators, to automatic control, to coverage of all aspects of the modeling, design, and control of physical systems that involve forces, motions, and/or the flow of energy or material. In 1978 the name was changed from the "Automatic Control Division" to the "Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control Division."
We are pleased to share with you the new issue of ASME DSCD Newsletter.
In this issue, you will find a novel perspective in understanding social and professional equity, in the article A mechantronics-inspired multi-agent model for social and professional equity by Professor Clarence W. de Silva. Then, you will find a comprehensive review of this year's ACC by Professor Xiaobo Tan, with many photos. These are followed by several honors and awards announcements, new faces spotlights, interview with recent NSF CAREER Awardees, and upcoming conferences and openings.
Please enjoy your reading, and do not hesitate to contact us if you have messages to share with all.
Editor: Changliu Liu, Carnegie Mellon University
Senior Associate Editor: Shu-Xia Tang, Texas Tech University
Associate Editor: Minghui Zheng, University at Buffalo
Past EditionsWinter 2022 issue of the ASME DSCD Newsletter.
DSCD Podcast Series
To facilitate better communication and build a closer community, the Dynamic Systems and Control Division invites our community members, including faculty, students, journal editors, and industry researchers, to share their experience and insight beyond publication and conferences. Click the links below to listen to these leading members of the community discuss their careers.
September 26, 2023 Atul Kelkar
March 30, 2023 Prof. Kamal Youcef-Toumi
October 11, 2022 Zhaojian Li
Modeling, Estimation and Control Conference (MECC 2023)
October 2-5, 2023, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
American Control Conference (ACC) 2024
July 8-12, 2024, Toronto, Canada
2023 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM)
June 27-July 1, 2023
Seattle, WA, USA
2023 American Control Conference
May 31 - June 2, 2023, San Diego, CA
AIM 2022, July 11 – 15, Sapporo, Japan
ACC 2022, June 8 – 10, Atlanta GA
MECC 2022, October 2-5, Jersey City, NJ
Governance documents (by-laws and/or operating guides) for this technical interest are available below.
- Dynamic Systems & Control Division By-Laws (.doc, last revised 2011)
- Dynamic Systems & Control Division Operating Guide (.pdf, last revised 2011)
If you have questions about these documents, please contact the Technical Group Leader, Division Chair or an ASME staff member.
The DSCD Executive Committee (ExComm) consists of 5 elected voting members plus two appointed non-voting members. Each elected voting member serves for 5 years: first as a junior member for two years, then as Vice-Chair, Chair, and Past Chair. In addition, there are two non-voting appointed members: the secretary and the treasurer.
Current members of the DSCD Executive Committee:
Chair | July 2023 - June 2024
Vice Chair | July 2023 - June 2024
Junior Member | July 2023 - June 2024
Atul Gajanan Kelkar
Senior Member | July 2023 - June 2024
Past Chair | July 2023 - June 2024
The Division holds public meetings on the first evening of the American Control Conference (ACC) and the Modeling, Estimation and Controls Conference (MECC)
Honors & Awards
Society Level Awards
Division Level Awards
The Dynamics Systems and Control Division sponsors the following division awards. The awards are presented at the ASME Dynamic Systems and Controls Conference each year.
Awards given every year:
Awards given in odd years:
Awards given in even years:
- Charles Stark Draper Innovative Practice Award
- Henry M. Paynter Outstanding Investigator Award
- Michael J. Rabins Leadership Award
List of Recent Award Recipients
Rufus T. Oldenburger Medal
2023 Davorin Hrovat
2022 Wayne Book
Georgia Institute of Technology
2021 Shankar Sastry
University of California, Berkeley
2020 Mark W. Spong
University of Texas, Dallas
2019 Huei Peng
University of Michigan, ANN Arbor
2018 Roberto Horowitz
University of California, Berkeley
2017 Miroslav Krstic
University of California, San Diego
2016 Jean–Jacques Slotine
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2015 Manfred Morari
2014 Bob Bitmead
University of California, San Diego
Rudolph Kalman Best Paper Award
2021 Zhanhong Jiang, Venkatesh Chind, Adam Kohl, Atul Kelkar and Soumik Sarkar
"Supervisory Control and Distributed Optimization of Building Energy Systems"
2020 Patrick M. Sammons, Douglas A. Bristow, and Robert G. Landers
"Two-Dimensional Modeling and System Identification of the Laser Metal Deposition Process"
2019 Nurali Virani, Devesh K. Jha, Zhenyuan Yuan, Ishana Shekhwata, and Asok Ray
"Imitation of Demonstration Using Bayesian Filtering with Nonparametric Data-Driven Models"
Mitchell Cobb, Nihar Deodhar, and Christopher Vermillion
"Lab-Scale Experimental Characterization and Dynamic Scaling Assessment for Closed-Loop Crosswind Flight of Airborne Wind Energy Systems"
2018 Kræn Vodder Busk, Mogens Blanke, Lars Eriksson, and Morten Vejlgaard-Laursen
"Control-Oriented Model of Molar Scavenge Oxygen Fraction for Exhaust Recirculation in Large Diesel Engines"
2015 Davide Spinello and Daniel J. Stilwell
“Distributed Full-State Observers with Limited Communication and Application to Cooperative Target Localization"
2014 Zheng Shen and Christopher D. Rahn
“Physics-Based Model of a Valve-Regulated Lead-Acid Battery and an Equivalent Circuit"
Nyquist Lecturer2022 Reza Moheimani, University of Texas - Dallas
2021 Dawn M. Tilbury, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - virtual lecture available for viewing
2020 Marcia O'Malley, Rice University
2019 Lucy Y. Pao, University of Colorado Boulder
2018 Huei Peng, University of Michigan
2017 Daniela Rus, MIT
2016 Mark Spong, University of Texas Dallas
2015 Miroslav Krstic
2014 Naomi Ehrich Leonard
2013 Galip Ulsoy, University of Michigan
2012 Manfred Morari
2011 Mathukumalli Vidyasagar
Yasundo Takahashi Education Award
2021 Tarunraj Singh
2019 Huei Peng
2017 Andrew Alleyne
2015 Jacob Akarian
2013 Devendra P. Garg
2011 Ronald C. Rosenberg
Outstanding Young Investigator Award
2021 Scott Moura
2019 Sandipan Mishra
2017 Kira Barton
2015 Rifat Sipahi
2013 Maurizio Porfiri
2011 Warren Dixon
Charles Stark Draper Innovative Practice Award
2020 Reza Moheimani
2018 Anna Stefanopoulou
2016 Andrew Alleyne
2014 Ranjan Mukerjee
2012 Anthony M. Phillips
Henry M. Paynter Outstanding Investigator Award
2020 Jeffrey L. Stein
2018 Tsu-Chin Tsao
2016 Miroslav Krstic
2014 Andrew Alleyne.
2012 Asok Ray
Michael J. Rabins Leadership Award
2020 Jordan Berg
2018 Kok-Meng Lee
2016 Huei Peng
2014 Dawn Tilbury
2012 Jeffrey L. Stein
Honors & Awards Committee
The Honors & Awards Committee consists up to seven members, each serving for three years.
- Roberto Horowitz, University of California, Berkeley, Chair
- Andrew Alleyne, University of Minnesota
- Yi Guo, Stevens Institute of Technology
- Miroslav Krstic, UC San Diego
- Robert Landers, University of Notre Dame
- Jianbo Lu, Nikola Motor Co
The Dynamic Systems and Control Division (DSCD) meets twice annually, once in the Fall at the annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC) and once in the Spring at the annual American Control Conference (ACC). These meetings are typically scheduled in the evening of the first day of the conference. All division members are invited to attend and learn more about the activities that are ongoing in the DSCD.
The Dynamic Systems and Control Division is the principal technical sponsor of four archival journals.
The Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control publishes theoretical and applied original papers in the traditional areas implied by its name, as well as papers in interdisciplinary areas. Theoretical papers are expected to present new theoretical developments and knowledge for controls of dynamical systems together with clear engineering motivation for the new theory. New theory or results that are only of mathematical interest without a clear engineering motivation or has a cursory relevance only are discouraged. "Application" is taken to include modeling, simulation of realistic systems, and corroboration of theory with emphasis on demonstrated practicality. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: adaptive and optimal control; uncertain systems and robust control; nonlinear systems and control; intelligent control; distributed parameter systems and control; energy systems and control; fluid control systems; instrumentation and components; manufacturing technology; aerospace systems; computer control; mechatronics; power systems; production systems; real time control; robotics; motion controls; transportation and bio-medical systems.
Jointly published by IEEE and ASME, the aim of the present TRANSACTIONS is to establish a high-quality archival journal which presents the state of the art, recent advances and practical applications of mechatronics. Its scope encompasses all practical aspects of the theory and methods of mechatronics, the synergetic integration of mechanical engineering with electronic and intelligent computer control in the design and manufacture of industrial products and processes. The covered ten technical areas included are actuators and sensors, modeling and design, motion control, manufacturing, system integration, Intelligent Control, robotics, vibration and noise control, micro devices and opto-electronic systems, automotive systems and other applications.
ASME Letters in Dynamic Systems and Control offers rapid dissemination of novel, high-quality, cutting-edge original findings on theoretical or applied topics from the dynamics and control community. Papers are subjected to ASME’s
standard, high-quality peer review process.
Submissions are limited to 2500-5000 words (approximately 3-6 pages) with rapid, online publication of accepted papers targeted within six weeks of submission. This new publication will publish the state of the art in dynamic systems and control research, with a focus on topics of interest to the dynamic systems and control community. ASME Letters in Dynamic Systems and Control will provide the global engineering community with a forum to communicate the emerging research ideas that will shape the future efforts in dynamic systems and control.
Manuscript Submission (select ASME Letters in Dynamic Systems and Control)
The purpose of this journal is to provide an international platform for the communication of knowledge and solutions in the area of the research and design of autonomous vehicles and systems operating in all media and inter-medium environments: ground, air, space, and water. The focus of this journal is on a vehicle system-of-systems approach to modeling, simulation, and design. The vehicle applications include but are not limited to personal and cargo transportation, construction and forestry, farming, scientific research, investigation of the underground, air and water, exploration of other planets, infrastructure monitoring, surveillance and military, etc.
Manuscript Submission (select Journal of Autonomous Vehicles and Systems)